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Re: Palmdale to LV High/Low Speed Rail Link Closer to Being Built

Posted by WillD on Wed Jun 13 00:44:29 2012, in response to Re: Palmdale to LV High/Low Speed Rail Link Closer to Being Built, posted by kp5308 on Tue Jun 12 18:37:08 2012.

You just can't admit you are being lied to. Read THIS & maybe you will begin to understand how absolutely absurd this is.

The only thing I understand is that you are apparently singularly incapable of comprehending a very simple fact. The CHSRA's comparison with other modes does so at equivalent levels of ultimate capacity, not at the predicted usage. If the CHSRA system is going to provide the capability to move a given number of people between SF and LA, then the alternative modes have to provide that same amount of capacity. I know you'd prefer a skewed study which compares apples to oranges, but that's not how EISes work.

The truth is all this was never supposed to come out. The Genie is not going back into the bottle Will.

It's written in the report! You can READ it right in there! There is nothing to hide because you can see the methodology by which they came up with the alternative analysis is clearly spelled out in their documents. Are you so paranoid that this whole process must be some sort of conspiracy? If you or your sources are not going to take the time to familiarize yourself with the documents put out by the CHSRA then you have nothing of value to add to this discussion.

BTW when something like THIS shows up in the Huffington Post it is BAD. A little excerpt:
If the bullet train system is built, 69 percent said they would never or hardly ever ride it. No respondents zero percent said they would use it more than once a week.

Just 33 percent of respondents said they would prefer a bullet train over an airplane or car on trips between LA and San Francisco
But I'm sure somehow the pollsters manipulated this in some way to get the desired result.

They're just repeating results of the USC/LA Times push poll. It's unfortunate that they're parroting the result of that poll rather than thinking critically about the questions being asked. But that's the media process in this day and age when 'Think Tanks' can produce documents to be commented on by biased reporters like the LA Time's Vartabedian, which can be picked up by otherwise non-aligned sources. All it does is produce a false consensus on a subject.


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